Monday, May 18, 2015

Immunization Champion

Cassandra Cote Grantham and Tonya Philbrick
Cassandra Grantham (L) was recently honored as US CDC's Childhood Immunization Champion for Maine. She is pictured with Tonya Philbrick, Director of the Maine Immunization Program at Maine CDC.

The Maine Immunization Program is proud to announce that Cassandra Cote Grantham, a health communication specialist at MaineHealth in Portland, has been selected as the US CDC Childhood Immunization Champion for Maine.
Cassandra was nominated and selected from a pool of health care professionals, community advocates and other immunization leaders for making a significant contribution to public health in Maine through her work in children’s immunization.
In 2010, Cassandra established MaineHealth’s childhood immunization program, with the goal of increasing Maine’s childhood immunization rates to the highest in New England by 2016. Under this program, she has launched several educational initiatives, such as the Vax Maine Kids website and Kohl’s Vax Kids—a program to increase immunization awareness among parents most likely to delay or skip their child’s vaccinations.

To read her profile on the CDC’s website and to learn more about CDC’s Childhood Immunization Champion Award program, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/champions 

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